September 3: Honor Self-care

September 3: Honor Self-care

Mercury is trine Saturn Rx at 12:23 a.m.

Just after midnight, Mercury in efficient Virgo forms a steady earth trine with task-master Saturn in Capricorn. Though this supportive trine happens overnight, it may set the day up for progress in our communications and literary projects. Mercury can help sort out relevant information and promote mental clarity, while Saturn offers structure, discipline, and patience.

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The moon is sextile Saturn Rx at 5:10 a.m.

The moon is opposite Mercury at 5:56 a.m.

The moon is trine Venus at 7:34 a.m., and moon void of course begins

Before sunrise, the Pisces moon forms a sextile with Saturn in resolute Capricorn, bringing the mood of the moment into harmony with our duties and responsibilities. The moon in Pisces can amplify our feelings, causing these to be nebulous and disorienting. Yet, Saturn adds structure and stability, which helps us to channel our daydreams into tangible reality.

Shortly after, the moon forms an opposition with Mercury in analytical Virgo, challenging our ability to organize our thoughts. This opposition may also highlight a need to verbalize elusive emotions, and Mercury’s heightened verbal powers in Virgo can help put words to formless states.

Just after sunrise, the empathic Piscean moon forms an auspicious water trine with Venus in home-loving Cancer. It’s at this point when the moon void of course begins, and it feels like the right timing. The moon/Venus water trine asks us to turn to nurture our emotional health, and honor self-care rituals, so we may be too immersed in attending to these practices to initiate new projects now. This water trine may have us feeling reclusive and sleepy so that Thursday may get off to a slow start.


The moon enters Aries at 1:22 p.m., and moon void of course ends

Early afternoon, the lunar mood shifts into high gear as the moon leaves watery Pisces to enter Aries’ fires. The moon void of course ends now, so it’s a good time to snap into action and start to turn our energy and focus to the outer world. The moon joins Mars, the natural ruler of Aries, in the ram’s head-strong sign, so the next two days are host to bold decisions and actions. Some of us may start feeling restless, and a bit more impulsive now.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location